CHRISTMAS SONGS

50. John Fahey The First Noel Tiring of the fact that no one wanted to buy albums of experimental American primitive guitar music, but they bought White Christmas every year, John Fahey recorded an album of Christmas instrumentals. It was, by a margin, his bestselling record. Atypical of his work, but beautiful. 49. The Sonics Don’t Believe in Christmas The Sonics believed some folks liked the taste of straight strychnine, so of course they didn’t believe in Christmas. What happened when they stayed up late to try to catch a glimpse of Santa? “Well, sure enough, don’t ya know / The fat … Continue reading CHRISTMAS SONGS

GIG ETIQUETTE

1. People are at the show for different reasons and to have different experiences. Look around you: are people acting the way you want to act? If not, you’re probably in the wrong part of the room. If you want to flail wildly, please reposition yourself at the front of the stage, where others are likely to be flailing wildly. If you wish to stand still and listen intently, then take a position further back, rather than standing and tutting in the middle of the moshpit. 2. If you have come to the show to see your friends, and what is happening … Continue reading GIG ETIQUETTE

GREATEST DANCE TRACKS

50. Darude ‘Sandstorm’ [16 Inch Records], 1999 49. Age Of Love ‘Age Of Love’ [Diki], 1990 48. Chase & Status ‘Blind Faith’ [Ram], 2011 47. Jaydee ‘Plastic Dreams’ [R&S], 1992 46. Soulwax ‘NY Excuse’ [Pias], 2005 45. Josh Wink ‘Higher State’ [Strictly Rhythm], 1995 44. Groove Armada ‘Superstylin’ [Pepper], 2001 43. Frankie Knuckles/ Jamie Principle ‘Your Love’ [Persona], 1986 42. A Guy Called Gerald ‘Voodoo Ray’ [Rham!], 1988 41. LCD Soundsystem ‘Losing My Edge’ [DFA], 2002 40. Âme ‘Rej’ [Defected], 2006 39. Armand Van Helden ‘U Don’t Know Me’, [Armed], 1999 38. Justice ‘Phantom Pt 2’ [Ed Banger], 2007 37. … Continue reading GREATEST DANCE TRACKS

BEST HIP HOP ALBUMS OF 2019

1. Dave – Psychodrama MARCH 8, 2019 CRITIC SCORE 88 10 reviews Amazon iTunes Music Spotify 2. JPEGMAFIA – All My Heroes Are Cornballs SEPTEMBER 13, 2019 CRITIC SCORE 86 14 reviews Amazon iTunes Music Spotify 3. Rapsody – Eve AUGUST 23, 2019 CRITIC SCORE 86 7 reviews Amazon iTunes Music Spotify 4. Kano – Hoodies All Summer AUGUST 30, 2019 CRITIC SCORE 86 12 reviews Amazon iTunes Music Spotify 5. Little Simz – GREY Area MARCH 1, 2019 CRITIC SCORE 86 16 reviews Amazon iTunes Music Spotify 6. Tyler, the Creator – IGOR MAY 17, 2019 CRITIC SCORE 85 21 reviews Amazon iTunes Music Spotify 7. Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Bandana … Continue reading BEST HIP HOP ALBUMS OF 2019

STARTING A BAND

Unsure of how to start a band? Every musician has been there. Before you’ve been in a few bands, creating one is an intimidating thought. You have no idea how to get the right people on-board or get the gigs you need. So today, we’re going to go through each step, one at a time.  Here’s the 10 steps it’ll take to start your own band…. TODAY. But before we start, make sure to grab my FREE guide on 6 ways to overcome writer’s block. It’ll help get you unstuck in the writing process when you’re feeling uninspired. You’ll be … Continue reading STARTING A BAND

SHED SEVEN: A MAXIMUM HIGH

A Maximum High is the second studio album by the British rock band Shed Seven, released in April 1996 via Polydor Records. The album was written by all four band members at the time of release; Rick Witter, Paul Banks, Tom Gladwin and Alan Leach. The album title comes from lyrics in the song “Parallel Lines”. Shed Seven held writing and rehearsal sessions at a local potato plant, RS Cockerill’s of York, prior to recording the album. One of the first tracks recorded, with their new producer Chris Sheldon, was the lead single, “Where Have You Been Tonight?”, written in late-1994 and debuting live at the band’s Christmas show on … Continue reading SHED SEVEN: A MAXIMUM HIGH